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Linlithgow Palace

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Address: Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1506 842896
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The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch....

The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.

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We went round on dark wet day in February and really enjoyed exploring the various halls and chambers. You're given a decent introduction by the staff on arrival and their are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We went round on dark wet day in February and really enjoyed exploring the various halls and chambers. You're given a decent introduction by the staff on arrival and their are plenty of information boards giving a history of the main rooms. The tower is pleasingly vertigo inducing and the setting by the loch does the trick. We also had... More 

Thank TrevorandMaryHogg
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to walk round, you just feel so relaxed with the water all around you just gorgeous.

Thank Yvonne G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I made a spur of the moment decision to travel here while spending a weekend in Edinburgh and I was pleasantly surprised! It's less than 20 minutes form Edinburgh Waverly by train and the palace itself is just a couple blocks from the Linlithgow station. I got my round trip train ticket and entrance to the Palace for less than... More 

Thank Clairification
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before our visit, we had read a lot of the reviews and were not disappointed! The day we visited was very windy and rainy, but that did not stop us from having a lot of fun exploring the castle, and we were still able to climb to the top of the tower and enjoy the views. There were lots of... More 

Thank Jem A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice to visit, lots to see and lots of information on site. Lts of outdoor parts to it so make sure dressed for the weather

Thank gambit80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its easily to find, it is just off the high street in royal burgh or town Linlithgow, positioned on the lake shore and free to access and roar around but the cost of visit is just five quits and worthy to see magnificence of former royal palace. I visited on wet and windy day to explore place of Queen Mary... More 

Thank Marketa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Linlithgow Palace is a Historic Scotland castle with great parking and lovely historic information. Situated beside a loch it has amazing views and the palace itself is beautiful. We were welcomed by the host who took our Historic Scotland cards and chatted to us for ages. She was lovely (I'm sorry I forgot her name). We enjoy exploring ourselves but... More 

Thank Rebecca F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The village where Linlithgow Palace sits is lovely, then you walk up a short road lined with plaques of the names of royals who have visited, up to the church and palace. Spectacular views of the water. Then from atop, you survey the grounds that during our visit was transformed into a medieval ground. The children arrive in knights costumes,... More 

Thank AnaMansel123
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No big fan of stately homes and suchlike, I thought since in Linlithgow - I should at least take a glance. Approaching, my cynacism was maintained - with the £5.50 price tag to look inside a modest-looking ruin. Then I wandered around the outside (which is free). Well, once I'd circled it I was muttering things like, "I love this... More 

Thank AlanTobyBolder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Even nowadays you can feel what this palace meant to the Scottish monarchy. You can read about what happened in the different rooms. The gate to access the palace is from XVI century.

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